Safi is walking hand in hand with Sponsoring Youth Empowering Women (SYEW pronounced see-you). SYEW is a Tanzanian in-country NGO made up of teachers, business professionals, parents, and former students (who were sponsored by Safi). They are eager to reciprocate. What we are seeing in these efforts is the best of what Tanzanian people can do, and it is awe inspiring! SYEW is reaching out and finding students who qualify well for secondary education but lack the funds to go to school. A Safi/SYEW pairing creates a strong, organically directed program that can empower these kids.
Safi and SYEW join in outreach to students who hunger for educational opportunities. These students show great promise in their studies. In December 2020, SYEW held a parent meeting and talked with the students about the rules and regulations to keep their scholarships. They talked about accountability and shared Safi's love and the wonderful stories about their families.
“Feed Our Minds” because you can not teach an empty stomach
SAFI/SYEW seeks out students, like Raziki (below), who are excellent students and desperate for support to continue their education. Their drive to develop their potential, to better their lives and the lives of their families and community is awesome. Safi's support, through your donations, can empower them.
Raziki shares this home with his mother and 5 other siblings. He is a top student in his community, but his family is unable to pay for secondary education. When he was in school, he'd go to class and then to work to support the family with money for food. The Feed Our Minds program, supported by Safi and administered by SYEW, is designed to not only feed the student but to help support the family’s food needs, so that the student can focus on their studies. With Safi/SYEW support, these students can thrive and live up to their potential. The Feed Our Minds program is vital to support many Safi School Project sponsored students.